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[movies]GSAP: Attack On Guam & Beach, 07/13/1944 - 07/17/1944 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #5132. National Archives description "AV Strafing some ground installations; many tracers coming back up.AV Strafing small village; tracers coming back up.AV Strafing in the jungles; flak coming up.AV Shot from back seat: Large smoke columns coming from ground.AV Point of land; smoke coming from it; one bomb explosion.AV Strafing some gun emplacements; tracers coming back up.AV Strafing along road.A to A Japanese single-engine plane being shot at (two views).AV Str...
Keywords: GSAP; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Guam; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Navy; Gun Sight Aiming Point; WWII In Color
Downloads: 11
[movies]Patrol Plane Activities, Pelican Pt., Australia, 07/02/1942 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #190. National Archives description "1) AV Pan Pelican Pt., Australia, bay, terrain - SV 2) AV pan bay & Pelican Point PBY on beach 3) CUs Radar - amall boats in bay PBY on beach 4) MS, LS&S-CU landing - MS PBY - SV 5) S-CU PBY beaching crew handle & refuel plane 6) S-CU pilot removed from blister, pick-a-back SV 7) LS Observation plane overhead 8) MS&S-CU cruiser, observ.plane overhead 9) LS Crew beaching PBY 10) MS small boat approaches 11) MS men flag in PBY 12)...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; World War II; Seaplanes -- United States
Downloads: 20
[texts]History of the Memphis Belle : interview with Margaret Polk, October 24, 1989 / by Susan Carlisle Elliott; transcriber: Susan Carlisle Elliott - Elliott, Susan Carlisle; Polk, Margaret; Memphis State University. Oral History Research Office
This is the Oral History Research Office of Memphis State University. The project is "History of The Memphis Belle". The place is Memphis, Tennessee. The date is October 24, 1989. The interview is with Ms. Margaret Polk. The interviewer and transcriber is Susan Carlisle Elliott. Description: 29 leaves. Forms part of: Oral History Collection, Special Collections Department, University Libraries, The University of Memphis
Keywords: Memphis Belle (B-17 bomber); Airplanes, Military -- United States; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Germany; Memphis Belle Memorial Association
Downloads: 102
[movies]Aerial Coverage At Osaka, Kobe, Imabari, Niihama, 05/15/1946 - United States. Army Air Forces
National Archives description "27' Heading approx. 75 degrees magnetic at altitude of 1700' showing area S of Ajikawa River and W of Kizu-Gawa River. 30' Heading approx. 75 degrees magnetic at altitude of 1700' flying S of first strip shown. 39' Third strip S of above (Slight edge fog). 44' Strips flown on a heading of approx. 10 degrees magnetic at altitude of 1700' covering metropolitan area of Osaka from Kizu-Gawa River on the W to Osaka Castle on the E...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan; WWII In Color
Downloads: 12
[texts]Flexible Gunnery Training In The AAF - United States. Army Air Forces
CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 I ESTABLISHMENT OF SCHOOLS AND SECURING OF STUDENTS 5 II THE PROBLEM OF INSTRUCTORS AND OFFICER PERSONNEL AND OF TRAINING EQUIPMENT 22 III THE PATTERN OF TRAINING 37 IV SIGHTING AND FIRING SYSTEMS 49 V THE TURRET PROBLEM 72 VI CONTINUITY AND CONTROL OF TRAINING 84 VII SUMMARY 96 GLOSSARY 105 BIBLIOGRAPHY 107 INDEX 110 THIS PAGE Declassified IAW E012958 ILLUSTRATIONS Stripping Guns and Detecting Malfunctions 44 Moving Base Ranges 52 Air-to-air Firing 66 Turret Training 76 ...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; USAF historical studies; World War II; Gunners, Aerial; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Gunnery
Downloads: 26
[movies]Wreckage Of B-29 Super Fortress 3/14/45 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #3415. Clapperboard: 11th CCU, S/SGT Sicotte, 3/14/45 Roll I. "C"Shots of burnt/wrecked B-29 bomber at unidentified Pacific air field.National Archives Identifier: 4910 no description.As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; B-29 Bomber; United States. Army Air Forces; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 27
[audio]Brigadier General H. S. Hansell's Report On American B-29 Bomber Strikes Against The Germans And Japanese, June 1944 - Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information
U.S. Army Air Forces Brig. Gen. Haywood S. Hansell, proponent of strategic bombing, talks about B-29 bombardment.ARC Identifier 2292397
Keywords: B-29 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; Hansell, Haywood S; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; OTR; Old Time Radio
Downloads: 43
[movies]War Dept Film Bulletin 36: Attack Via The Sky, 1942 - United States. War Department
National Archives description: "Airborne operations are demonstrated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Planes take off and paratroopers are dropped. Shows the work of medical aids and other specialists. Cargo planes land in a "captured" field, artillery and vehicles are unloaded, and a bridge is blown up." National Archives Identifier: 24447
Keywords: Film Bulletin; Parachute Troops; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Fort Bragg (N.C.); Douglas DC-3 (Transport Plane)
Downloads: 31
[movies]Japanese Peace Envoys (B-25 bomber) - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #4311 "5th Combat Camera, Arnold Sharkey, A-7 Plus-X Pan, JAP PEACE ENVOY"Jeep drives on air strip. Close up of plane's wheel as plane takes off. Mitchell bomber in air. Eagle insignia on tail.Footage on the ground: shots of white jet plane with Red Cross on tail. Plane takes off. Shots of crowd and of Red Cross planes in BG. The final shots are overexposed/sun flare...
Keywords: United States. Army Air Forces; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; B-25 Bomber
Downloads: 28
[texts]One Man Air Force - Gentile, Don S.
WWII ace fighter pilot Don Gentile's short autobiography, as told to Ira Wolfert. Book digitized by Google books.
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; WWI; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
Downloads: 195
[texts]The Aileron As An Aid To Recovery From The Spin - Neihouse, A. I.
"As part of a general investigation by the NACA of factors that affect the spin, the use of the aileron as an aid to recovery from the spin was studied. Tests of 10 different models, covering a wide range of mass distribution, were made in the NACA free-spinning tunnel to determine the effects of a large downward deflection of the outboard aileron and a normal angular deflections of the ailerons upon recovery"Digitized by www.dtic.mil
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; NACA Report; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes -- Models -- Testing; World War II; Aeronautics; Ailerons; Spinning (Aerodynamics)
Downloads: 13
[movies]Eyes Aloft - Aircraft Warning Service Flm - United States. Army Air Forces
1943 U.S. Army Air Forces training film # TF 1-3315, Eyes Aloft. Description at the National Archives "This film honors the work of the Ground Observer Corps of the Aircraft Warning Service. Civilians from every American community were selected to scan the skies and report to central command suspicious air activity that could endanger their neighbors."Description from Civil Air Patrol book Film and filmstrips: rules for obtaining, handling and returning: "Describes the work of the Aircraft Warni...
Keywords: United States. -- Aircraft Warning Service -- Ground Observer Corps; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War II
Downloads: 72
[movies]Tactics And Techniques Of Air Reconnaissance And Observation - United States. Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces Training Film TF-15 Reconnaissance And Occupation Of A Position, 1933"TRAINING FILM: Demonstrates reconnaissance and occupation of field position by regiment of 75mm artillery. R.1: Details organization of unit and its relationship to infantry. Shows battery moving up to position, and establishment of observation point. R.2: Shows battery and anti-aircraft defenses being set up. Friendly infantry moves to attacking position...
Keywords: Training Film; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History; Aerial observation (Military science); Aerial reconnaissance; Flight Training
Downloads: 88
[movies]Flak, 1944 - United States. Army Air Forces
1944 United States Army Air Forces film #TF 1-3389, Flak.  Animation by Walt Disney. There is a slightly different print in the Internet Archive Feature Films. https://archive.org/details/Flak_AAF description "FLAK (TF 1-3389) — Treats of three types of enemy antiaircraft fire, the technique employed in their projection and the evasive action recommended for each type."National Archives description "This film provides an in-depth look at the weapons and methods of German and Japanese anti-ai...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German; Air defenses -- Germany; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Training Film
Downloads: 98
[movies]Assembly of P-47s in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-0280 Assembly of P-47s in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Keywords: WWII; Thunderbolt (Fighter Plane); Army Air Forces -- Combat Film Report; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; World War II
Downloads: 139
[texts]Bombers - Ayling, Keith, 1898-
Contents 1. A Short History of Bombers i 2. Heavy Bomber 12 3. The Flying Fortress 22 4. The Liberator 42 5. British Heavies: Lancaster and Halifax 57 6. Stirling, Wellington, and Whitley 75 7. American Medium Bombers 83 8. British Medium Bombers 104 9. The Boston h i 10. The Mosquito 119 11. Dive Bombers 127 12. Torpedo Bombers 137 13. Patrol Bombers 143 14. Russian Bombers 156 15. Axis Bombers 160 16...
Keywords: WWII; Airplanes, Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations; World War II
Downloads: 244
[movies]Medium Bombardment And Attack Aviation 1945 - United States. Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces training film #TF 1-3737. The full title is "FEAF Indoctrination Film: Medium Bombardment and Attack Aviation" 1945. FEAF = FAR Eastern Air Force. National Archives "This film focuses its sights on the planes used in the Southwest Pacific operation against Japanese air forces; specifically on the A-20 and B-25 planes. Scenes show how advanced engineering aimed at stretching the airplane's range, while piling on guns."National Archives Identifier: 6050237 s always, any error or ty...
Keywords: WWII; B-25 bomber; World War II; A-20 Bomber; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 58
[texts]Pilot Transition To Combat Aircraft - United States. Army Air Forces
"Transition training, a stage in the development of a pilot's skill, begins when he first faces the controls of an unfamiliar airplane. It reoccurs as the first stage of progression to each new and more complex plane. Thus a pilot passes through a period of transition each time he learns to fly a specific type of aircraft. The necessity for transition to operational aircraft has existed since the time of the first employment of combat types...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Training; World War II
Downloads: 42
[movies]Shelling Of Cisterna & U.S. Army In Action (armored sleds), 05/24/1944 - United States. Navy
 Naval Photographic Center film #4150. National Archives description: "1) GV Column troop-loaded trucks leaves area.2) LS U.S. tank burns in distance. 3) MS File of troops with rifles, shovels, pick-axes pass. 4) MS SCU Tank passes towing infantry armored sleds. 5) MS SCU Medium tank passes pulling men prone in armored sleds." National Archives Identifier: 76974As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, pleas...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Tank Warfare
Downloads: 48
[movies]General Eisenhower Leaves Paris: Orly Airfield, France, 06/21/1945 - United States. Army
Extracted from "Ruins Of Leipzig, Germany; Gen. Ike Leaves Paris: Orly Airfield, France, 06/21/1945" No National Archives description. National Archives Identifier: 18616 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- France
Downloads: 12
[movies]B-29 Bomb, Nagoya, Japan - United States. Army Air Forces
United States Army Air Forces Combat Subjects #3613. Aerial footage of ground target bombardment. National Archives Identifier: 4984 no description.   As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Bombing, Aerial; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan; United States. Army Air Forces
Downloads: 27
[texts]Air Supply Operations in the China-Burma-India Theater between 1942 and 1945 - Byers, Adrian R.
"The USAAF responded to the requirement to keep China engaged against Japan by conducting two distinct air supply operations, a tactical air supply mission to Burma and a strategic air supply effort over the Himalayas to China. The tactical air supply effort to Burma supported offensive combat operations and the construction of the Ledo Road, while the Hump airlift directly contributed to the American strategic objective...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; CBI; Airlift, Military -- United States; United States. Army Air Forces; Airdrop
Downloads: 27
[movies]Paratroopers Blitz - United States. Army
Silent U.S. Army footage of WWII paratroops. Might be outtakes from The Army-Navy Screen Magazine.National Archives Identifier: 13951As  always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you  intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider  making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or  Archive.org itself. Thanks :)
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War II; United States. Army; US Army; Parachute Troops; United States. -- Army -- Airborne Division
Downloads: 123
[texts]Army Air Forces Statistical Digest: World War II - United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Statistical Control
"Army Air Forces Statistical Digest (World War II) published by the Office of Statistical Control, Headquarters, Army Air Forces, makes available in one volume and on a uniform basis summary statistics on AAF personnel, aircraft, equipment, combat operations and other activities during World War II." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center...
Keywords: WWII; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Statistics; World War, 1939-1945 -- Chronology
Downloads: 24
[texts]With Courage: The U.S. Army Air Forces In World War II - Nalty, Bernard C
Contents Foreword v Preface vii A Weapon and an Idea 1 Europe in Flames 41 In Desperate Battle 97 Building Air Power 137 Defeating Italy and Germany 185 Victory over Japan 261 A New Age 307 Theater Maps 319 Air Forces Lineages 321 Selected Readings 337 Index 349 Photographic Essa American Aviation in World War I 4 Mason Patrick 8 The Billy Mitchell Era 11 American Aviation in the 1920s 14 Benjamin Foulois 19 Evolution of the Bomber 22 Organization Chart, 1935 25 Air Corps Tactical School 27 A Pr...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History
Downloads: 70
[movies]PBY On Patrol, 08/1942 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #16244. National Archives description "1) MS Gunners putting parachutes & 50 cal. machine gun into PBY-5.2) CU Plane crew climbing up past waist hatch, & pilot & co-pilot, into waist hatch in preparation for patrol.3) MS Plane Capt. & MM 1/c checking oil on engines before starting.4) MS Plane Capt. & MM 1/c turning engine over by hand in preparation for starting.5) MS Engines being started on PBY-5.6) MS 50 Cal...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Seaplanes -- United States
Downloads: 4
[texts]Individual Training In Aircraft Maintenance In The AAF - Walters, Raymond
Digitized by dtic.mil
Keywords: USAF historical studies; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Training
Downloads: 8
[texts]B-29 Story: The Plane That Won The War - Gurney, Gene
B-29 Story: The Plane That Won The War by Major Gene Gurney, USAF. CONTENTS The Birth of the Giant 4 How Will It Fly? 8 The War Drums Roll 14 The Journey Begins 18 Journey to War 22 "A Damned Trucking Outfit" 27 Rodeo Over Bangkok 30 Ding Hao! 34 Betty Over Target 38 Summer Operations 42 The Hard Way Back 52 To The Marianas 62 A New Year - An Old Story 68 Rescue at Sea 74 Iwo or Ditch 80 The Giant Pays Its Way 82 Now We're in Business 92 The Journey's End 98 B-29 Veterans 109 Digitized by Google...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; B-29 Bomber; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 370
[texts]Enginology - Wright Aeronautical Corporation
"This It the SECOND EDITION of ENGINOLOGY, revised and enlarged since the FIRST EDITION. Published originally for the guidance of new employees of Wright Aeronautical — as an introduction to internal combustion engines — the book has been requested by thousands of persons outside of Wright Aeronautical; students, aviation mechanics, airlines and manufacturing personnel, instructors and teachers...
Keywords: WWII; Airplanes -- Motors; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Airplanes -- Motors -- Maintenance And Repair; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes, Military; World War II
Downloads: 53
[movies]Acrobatics - United States. Army Air Forces
AAF Training Film TF 1-505 Acrobatics, 1943. "Describes the fundamental techniques and common errors in such maneuvers as simple loop, half roll, reverse, Immelmann, snap roll, slow roll, and vertical reverse." (U.S. Government Films For Public Educational Use, 1955) Description at the National Archives: "This film presents a straightforward how-to guide for instruction in some of the basic aerobatic moves: loops, rolls, spins, etc."National Archives Identifier: 6050353 As always, any error or t...
Keywords: Training Film; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Flight Training
Downloads: 149
[movies]The Inverted Spin - Intermediate Acrobatics Part VII - United States. Navy
U.S. Navy flight training film # MN-1325F The Inverted Spin - Intermediate Acrobatics Part VII."Points out the difference between an accidental spin and an inverted spin; and demonstrates the procedure of executing an inverted spin." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: Flight Training; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy; US Navy; WWII; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; Training Film; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 625
[movies]Attack Aviation: Employment Against Hostile Airdromes., 1937 - United States. Army
1937 U.S. Army Air Corps training film # TF-27 Attack Aviation: Employment Against Hostile Airdromes.Description at the National Archives: "'Enemy' air bases at Anniston and Oxford, Ala., are attacked by two flights of planes in an aerial maneuver. Charts are used to diagram the operation. 'Enemy' planes on the ground are strafed and bombed with parachute-type bombs and the area is sprayed with war gas...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Flight Training; Training Film; WWII
Downloads: 91
[texts]Operational and Tactical Suitability of the C-46A Airplane for Troop Carrier Operations - Eglin Air Force Base (Fla.). Air Proving Ground Center
"In accordance with recommendations of subject report, action will be taken to include in the following priority the modifications as listed below to make the C-46A aircraft fully suitable for Troop Carrier use..." Digitized by www.dtic.mil
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Curtiss CW-20 (Transport plane); World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II
Downloads: 23
[movies]Inside The Enola Gay - United States. Department of Energy
Very short film about the Enola Gay, from the Department of Energy record group at the National Archives. No description listed. Not sure the origin of this film - couldn't find any film of that title in any catalogs. The original film has become a green color (?) so I also have uploaded a black and white version as well.National Archives Identifier: 88425 Listed as "E-6 10 SEC (INSIDE THE ENOLA GAY)"As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or o...
Keywords: B-29 Bomber; WWII; World War II; Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; Atomic Bomb; A-bomb
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[movies]War Dept Film Bulletin 58: Radio Target Plane 1943 - United States. War Department
National Archives description: "On the use of miniature, radio-controlled planes for antiaircraft target practice at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Target planes are lined up and towed to firing ranges. A plane is put on a catapult, its radio mechanism is installed, and it is fired and guided in flight. Gunner trainees fire at the target. Also shows how a parachute is placed in the plane to use for emergency landings." National Archives Identifier: 24466 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy ...
Keywords: Film Bulletin; WWII; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Fort Bliss (Tex.); Antiaircraft Artillery; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 32
[texts]8th Air Force Tactical Mission Report - United States. Army Air Forces
8th Air Force tactical mission report:Operation no. 948 1945-04-14 Operation no. 951 1945-04-15 Operation no. 954 and no. 955 1945-04-16 "Report on the Eighth Air Force's mission to target multiple defensive installations, consisting of anti-aircraft and artillery positions and strong points covering the Gironde estuary in southwest France and defensive installations in Germany." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 8th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Bombing, Aerial
Downloads: 248
[texts]The Development of the Heavy Bomber, 1918-1944 - DuBuque, Jean H.
"This historical monograph of the development of the heavy bomber covers the period from the United States' participation in World War I to the end of 1944. As necessary background for the Material Division's and aircraft manufacturer's accomplishments, the controversy among the Air Corps, the War Department, and the Navy Department over the heavy bomber's procurement and employment is surveyed in some detail."Digitized by www.dtic.mil
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Bombers -- American -- 1930-1940; United States. Army Air Forces
Downloads: 34
[texts]Flight Tests Of The High Speed Performance Of A P-51B airplane (AAF no. 43-12105) - Wartime Reports (United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics)
Digitized by Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL).
Keywords: NACA Report; Kingcobra (Fighter Plane); World War II; Aeronautics; Airplanes -- Models -- Testing; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 30
[movies]Bomb Damage, Yokohama, Japan 7/4/45 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #4522. Footage of Yokohama Japan and bomb damage. Slate "7th Combat Camera, MORRIS, Date 7/4, Subj BOMB DAMAGE" National Archives Identifier: 5526 no description. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan
Downloads: 39 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[texts]The Maintenance Of Army Aircraft In The United States, 1939-1945 (General Development And Policies) - Ackerman, Robert W.
"This study of the maintenance of Army aircraft is one of a number of histories dealing with material activities of the Army Air Forces during World War II. For the most part, the study was written at Wright Field, headquarters of AAF services and procurement agencies, by Capt. Robert W. Ackerman of the Materiel Section, AAF Historical Office. The following broad phrases of aircraft maintenance are covered: maintenance practices before 1939, the development of headquarters control of maintenance...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Airplanes, Military -- Maintenance and repair; World War, 1939-1945; USAF historical studies; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces
Downloads: 15
[texts]Report For U.S. Army Air Forces Board: Handbook For Bombardiers - United States. Army Air Forces
OBJECT: The object of this study is to develop a handbook for bombardiers containing pertinent data for combat bombing. Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Keywords: WWII; World War II; Bombardiers -- Training of; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 32
[movies]Newsreel: Amazing Combat Films Of U.S. Raid On Germany - United States. Navy
Extracted from Naval Photographic Center film # 2687 "Supplements To Navy In The Air PSL-719" Footage of the 1st Schweinfurt Raid. National Archives description:"23) GV US Army air attack on Germany by B-17s and P-47s (MV)." National Archives Identifier: 76513 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: United States. Navy; United States. Army Air Forces; Newsreel; WWII; World War II; Bombing, Aerial; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Thunderbolt (Fighter Plane); B-17 Bomber
Downloads: 81
[texts]Special Operations: AAF Aid To European Resistance Movements 1943-1945 - Warren, Harris Gaylord
"The clandestine struggle of patriots in occupied countries of Europe against their Nazi and fascist conquerors was one of the heroic achievements in World War II. Overwhelmed by the enemy's military power, oppressed by economic and political tyranny, and all out crushed by the most "brutal treatment ever inflicted upon defeated nations, still, the victims of Axis aggression/found the courage and the means to stride back...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II
Downloads: 257
[movies]Army Light Planes Spot For Artillery Barrage, Pacific - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-277 Army Light Planes Spot For Artillery Barrage, Pacific. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Keywords: WWII; Army Air Forces -- Combat Film Report; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; World War II
Downloads: 110
[movies]The Fight For The Sky - United States. Army Air Forces
"Documentary detailing the activities of American fighter escort pilots during bombing raids over Germany" in the days leading up to the allied invasion of Normandy. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks...
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 8th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; Training Film; 1945; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; WWII; United States. Army Air Forces; Ronald Reagan
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[movies]Army Air Corps P-40s Taking Off From USS Ranger, Eastern Atlantic, 01/1943 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #146. National Archives description "1) Flighter Group 235 2) GV Flight deck covered with P-40s 3) MS AAC Pilots prior taking off 4) MS USA Maj. C.T. Tinker, Capt. C.T. Durgin, USN & USA Lt. Col. R.T. Austin 5) GV flight deck, P40s warm up - pan of same 6) MS Bridge 7) TBF warms up - takes off 8) CU P-40s warm up, take off AV 9) S-ES P-40 begins take-off. Takes off 10)P-40s come up elevator, spotted AV SV 11)MS P-40s taking off- SV - Barely makes it-dramatic 12)MS ...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; Curtiss P-40 Warhawk; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; Avenger (Fighter Plane); USS Ranger (CV-4); World War II; USS Ranger; United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 58th
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[texts]Operational Employment of the Airborne Brigade Combat Team: The 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment as a Case Study - Konz, Matthew J.
"Given the focus on the Brigade Combat Team as the Army's primary combat unit, the limited availability of U.S. Air Force airlift assets, and the U.S. Army history of employing predominantly medium sized airborne units, future airborne operations in support of operational level objectives will likely center around the Airborne Brigade Combat Team (ABCT). The combat airborne operations of the 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment will provide a case study to assess the elements of risk, surprise and t...
Keywords: Parachute Troops; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial Operations; United States. -- Army -- Parachute Infantry Regiment, 503rd; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial Operations; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Operation Junction City, 1967; Iraq War, 2003-2011
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[movies]Air Base Construction In The Carolines, 1944 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-283 Air Base Construction In The Carolines, 1944.National Archives description: "Steel matting is laid on an airstrip in a jungle area. A transport plane lands; its crew deplanes, mail is loaded aboard it, and the plane takes off. Martha Raye deplanes from a transport; personnel crowd around her to get her autograph. "Grumman" and "Corsair" fighter planes land on and take off from the airstrip...
Keywords: WWII; Martha Raye; Army Air Forces -- Combat Film Report; Corsair (Fighter plane); World War, 1939-1945 -- Engineering And Construction; Air Bases; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 62
[movies]Captured Nazi Film: Ploesti, Roumania, 09/1944 - United States. Army
Captured Nazi film repurposed for U.S. Army newsreel. National Archives description "Summary: Scenes from captured German film shows fire department to extinguish oil tank fire. Scenes of burnt-out oil tanks. Heavy black smoke pours from buildings at refinery. VS, smoking and burning oil dumps and storage tanks. SEPTEMBER 1944. Air Force officers examine the damage done to the Ploesti refinery. VS, complete wreckage of equipment and refinery bldgs...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Ploieşti, Battles Of, Ploieşti, Romania, 1943-1944; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Romania; Newsreel
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[movies]Planes Bomb Sub Off East Coast Of United States, 1943 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film # 15381. National Archives description: "LS AV TBM in flight. MS LA TBM & SOC bombing submarine with depth charges (SV). LS Depth charge explosion near submarine (SV).QUALITY: GOOD" National Archives Identifier: 80002 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- United States; WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Grumman Avenger (Torpedo Bomber); Bombing, Aerial
Downloads: 26
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